The kids are all grown up, but it’s the perfect time to go back to school.
Zoey 101 premiered on Nickelodeon 17 years ago, turning a certain pop star’s little sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, into a sitcom darling and serving as an early stepping stone for all sorts of future famous names who had bit parts, including Ashley Benson, Harry Shum Jr., Janel Parrish, Miranda Cosgrove, Jennette McCurdy, Brandi Cyrus, Keegan Allen, Jessica Stroup and Kevin McHale.
Though the series lasted for only four seasons, the nostalgia runs deep with this one, and fans were overjoyed when the cast reunited to shoot a sketch for the reboot of All That and then gathered in 2020 to make a video for a new recording of the show’s theme song, “Follow Me (Zoey 101).”
“This has been a long time coming!” Spears told E! News of the All That project, the first time many of them had seen each other in years. “I’m so excited to be able to reunite the cast and be able to recreate so many amazing memories, but I’m most excited about what’s to come in the future.”
The now 30-year-old mother of two has let it be known she’s open to a Zoey 101 reboot or series that picked up with Zoey and Dustin Brooks, Chase Matthews, Dana Cruz and more as adults, and it’s been heartening to see that the cast has remained friends.
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But the timing would have to be just right to get all the actors together, and talks would actually have to involve the actors themselves.
“Yo, @nickelodeon have your people call my people,” Spears captioned a photo of a headline reading that she was “in talks” for a reboot in July 2019.
“It has to be them as young adults,” she explained on the Chicks in the Office podcast in 2020. “It needs to relate to our fans now just like it related to our fans then.”
She may be ready to roll now after taking considerable time off from acting to focus on her family, but while we wait, here’s some Zoey 101 trivia in honor of the show’s 17th anniversary:
Who doesn’t want that bacon back in their lives now? Here’s to Nickelodeon’s people calling Jamie Lynn Spears’ people in 2022!